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  • 5.0 stars

    "Huge improvement. Quick and stable. Great dev tools"

    June 5, 2013  |   By francispelland

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Huge improvement over previous versions, enough to be useable as my primary browser, which is not what I could say for earlier versions of IE.

    As a developer, the tools are far superior than the ones available in Firefox and Chrome.

    This is a far more stable and quicker browser from my experience over both Firefox and Chrome. Hardware acceleration really helps, especially in HTML5. Above and beyond that, if something goes funky in IE10, only the browser tab crashes, not the entire browser, it auto reloads gracefully as well.

    Pinning pages or sections of pages is extremely useful. Since Win8, far more sites are adding that support, which turns websites almost into apps, so that you get notifications without actually going to the site each time.

    Cons

    As with any browser, there are a few quirks. While this is not one I actually care for personally, but extensibility support for some people is important and this is lacking and not available in metro (which I personally also prefer).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of Garbage"

    May 25, 2013  |   By 78goldwing

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    None I can figure out.

    Cons

    Takes an excessive time to load (5+ minutes). No improvement over previous version.

    Summary

    This was installed during a Windows auto update (changed that setting too!). I'm going back to IE8.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The best version yet"

    May 17, 2013  |   By rainmanakaalan

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    No crashing unlike Firefox,lightning fast, reliable and safe.

    Cons

    None I have found yet.

    Summary

    Where Chrome goes downhill IE 10 delivers !

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Any version Of IE has nothing but problems"

    May 13, 2013  |   By annielyn

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Are there any?

    Cons

    I can't say a whole lot against it 'cause all it's predecessors were no good either. What is up with Microsoft that they can't make IE a great browser? Any time I am using Chrome & search anything to do with IE, I get "Aw Snap, something went wrong" I guess they don't want us searching about IE either! It's very frustrating. There are some things that can only be done using IE!

    Summary

    IE 10 or any other version....stinks!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "New version = same non-functionality"

    May 1, 2013  |   By retrospector87

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    None. Couldn't get past the persistent hang-ups.

    Cons

    Persistent hang-ups, a problem also present in the previous version. The fact that this "update" couldn't deal with this lingering technical issue is saying tons!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Just the usual improvements but still behind the others"

    May 1, 2013  |   By Johnny_S

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Its free, its a little faster then IE9

    Cons

    It still has those nagging compatibility issues with sites who either are still IE6 compliant or they are using real standards.
    IE10 might be better with standards on paper. But its far from being standard.

    Summary

    I really do not think that much about a browser. As long as it does not crash, bring up BSOD or not load the content I need. I am fine with almost any browser. Having started with IE I tend to continue to use it by habit more then anything. I do not see why IE 10 has the UI flavor of Metro in Win 7? The scroll bar looks like something out of place on Win 7. IE 10 still fails to impress me in things like HTML5 compliance or the fact that much of its speed hype is already gone after only a few months. This is not something that really affects the average web surfer though. After all I still thought IE 9 was plenty fast for what I needed a browser for. Of course Microsoft will push IE 10 on you through Windows updates. So my only question is why if IE 10 is so important to Microsoft going forward. Is it only compatible with Win 7 and Win 8? I think Microsoft must admit to itself that it has lost the browser war and maybe refocus on Windows and allow the others to supply a decent web browser. IE has finally become a crutch for business who is stuck in the past and not willing to break free of apps that require IE. The rest of PC users have already broken free of that ball and chain. IE has become a browser you have to use. Not one that you want to use.

    Updated on Nov 5, 2013

    Lately IE10 hangs a lot on certain web sites. Leave it to Microsoft to build a good browser and muck it up with updates. It still has all the issues IE8 had. Compatibility, crashes, flaky plugin compatibility and honestly why create a decent browser with modern functions and web standards and then back track with the ever present Compatibility mode crap. Let it go Microsoft.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "What a disaster!"

    April 18, 2013  |   By cottageezer

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Nothing noticeable on Windows 7.

    Cons

    Couldn't download anything! PDF's, documents, Microsoft Fix-It's in hope of fixing this disaster..... None of them. Additionally, History list permanently empty. Tried everything I could think of to get IE10 working. Nothing remotely useful on Microsoft's IE support site. Downloaded three Fix-Its using Chrome, ran them, no help. So I've uninstalled IE10 via Control Panel/Programmes & Features, back with IE9, works as normal. Phew. BUT I had only installed IE10 in the hope it would fix a problem I had with IE9/Flashplayer not being able to view 'protected content' programmes on UK Channel 5's "Demand 5" service. That still doesn't work with IE9 and I can't fix it. Solution? Downloaded Chrome.. . . 100% working, super-fast, no bugs, no hassle. I'm so impressed, despite being basically prejudiced against everything Google.

    Summary

    Thank you CNET for a platform to release my frustration about this awful software. I have trusted, tolerated and relied on Microsoft for many years through rough and smooth. But I fear they have finally lost the plot.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't bother stay with IE8 or don't use IE."

    April 9, 2013  |   By andreaborman

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    None,if you don't like IE9,you wont like IE10.

    Cons

    Worse than IE9.

    Summary

    Well I have un-installed Internet Explorer on Windows 7 by deleting the program file. I have never installed the horrible IE9 on Windows 7 or Windows Vista. So I am certainly not going to install IE10.
    So I have IE8 on my Windows 7 and also on Windows Vista. And I don't have IE10 on my Windows 8 either as I have uninstalled that.
    So the answer to will I install IE10 on Windows 7 is-NO WAY.
    And if anyone asks me when am I going to Install IE9 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista-the answer to that question is NEVER.
    Andrea Borman.

    Updated on Apr 9, 2013

    IE9 on Windows 7 is no good as it slows down the OS and it's no good for Windows Vista either. so I have IE8 and IE10 is a terrible idea for Windows 7. Well Internet Explorer is not a very good browser anyway. All of the IEs look alike except IE9 and 10 which look different but are no better than the rest.IE8 is the best of a poor bunch but forget Internet Explorer and use Comet Bird or Firefox instead.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "A small, but unnoticeable improvement."

    March 29, 2013  |   By IntelligentSmartphoneUser

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Improved, but only a little

    Cons

    The same problems that IE is plagued with.

    Summary

    Bottom line?

    Stick with Chrome.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "IE10 and RealPlayer Download"

    March 29, 2013  |   By UKFreediver

    Version: Internet Explorer 10 10.0

    Pros

    Clean appearance

    Cons

    For me a very big problem. Have Win7 64bit
    IE10 won't let you download online video by RealPlayer (not copyright stuff - just everyday stuff). Had no problem with this with IE9 - and Firefox is still fine.

    Summary

    IE10 hopefully can fix this. As RealPlayer works perfectly in Firefox I presume its not their problem - but Chrome seems to have the same problem - it refers to automatically disabling one of the RealPlayer plugins. Is this what's happening to IE10.
    PS can I uninstall 10 and go back to 9 ?

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